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Nephrology Pathology Cases

About the cases:
These cases were developed for the Nephrology Organ System Course by Dr. Juliana Szakacs, Aaron Weiss MSII and Dana Gingell MSIV in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah. The use of Olympus and RadWeb at the University Hospital is restricted to physicians and care givers with passwords. Please respect the privacy and confidentiality of patients at all times following HIPPA guidelines. The cases published on this web-site contain no personal identifiers.

How to use the cases for study:

1. These cases will guide you through the presentations and diagnoses of complex renal diseases. Follow the cases part by part and answer the questions as you come to them. Discussion in your small group is encouraged.
2. Review the gross materials at your lab station during the first lab period.
3. Groups of two or three students will be assigned one case to present at the next lab meeting. During the week between the first and second lab sessions review the comprehensive case materials linked to the last part of the case, complete your research on the disease entity being presented and look at the current literature in the field. Answer the questions assigned in the last part of the case using both texts and current literature; be sure to reference your work. Prepare a 5 to 7 minute oral presentation as you would for attending rounds. (This includes a brief summary of the chief complaint, pertinent history, labs, X-rays and hospital course; pay close attention to how the diagnosis was made and the outcome.) Present the pathology using images on the computer; you may use this program or any other format you wish.

4. A written copy of your answers to the assigned questions must be turned in to your facilitator during the second lab; your report will be graded. Turn in one report with all the names; you will each receive the same grade. Be sure to reference the material in your answers and use at least one piece of current literature.

Goals and Objectives:
Following the participation in lab sessions one and two the student will be able to:

1. Use this website or the patient's online chart (the latter is optional) to gather data on patients

2. Use the library electronic reference system to research data on diseases, therapies and drugs

3. Understand the basic pathology, presentation, and treatment of renal disorders including:

A. Autosomal dominant polycystic renal disease

B. Autosomal recessive polycystic renal disease

C. Transitional Cell Carcinoma

D. Renal cell carcinoma

E. Nephrolithiasis

F. Pyelonephritis, UTI and the neurogenic bladder

G. DM and arterionephrosclerosis

H. Horseshoe kidney

4. Compile data on a patient and present it in the form of a Clinical Pathological Correlation in Power Point.